Our region has more than its share of families who are suffering hardship for a variety of reasons and we are fortunate that we also have more than our fair share of kind hearted companies who are willing to step up each year and do their part to bring joy to those in need.
Desert Valley Hospital, Desert Valley Medical Group, El Dorado Broadcasters, American Medical Response, Sunland Ford, Finish Line Tire & Automotive, Oggi’s Pizza, Rancho Motors, Panera Bread, Haven Décor, Law offices of Ripley and Assoc., World Gym, Daily Press, and Mojave Copy & Printing sponsored a holiday collection drive to help needy families in the High Desert.
The Elves Workshop, a craft and small business Christmas gift fair was held at the Vicgtorville Fairgrounds Saturday, December 14, providing an excellent opportunity for visitors to help Fill the Ambulance with clothes, toys, teen gifts and health and beauty products for needy families.
Over 50 Craft and Christmas gift vendors were on hand at the Elf’s Workshop, plus bands and choirs performing, bounce houses. What a day, filled with great deals and unique crafts made with Elf magic
“The High Desert is fortunate to have such a wonderful community spirit demonstrated by this outpouring of generosity,” according to Desert Valley Hospital Marketing Director, Tina Howard.”Reaching out to those in need is so important especially in these difficult times.”Community members were asked to visit select business locations and donate items such as household goods, beauty items, toys, and teen gifts. These gifts were then donated to 150 underprivileged families throughout the High Desert region.
“We would like to say “THANK YOU” to all who donated toys, household items, gift cards, money, and volunteer hours. Your generosity will bring added joy to so many families this holiday season,” noted Howard.